“It’s official: The lead builders on Apple Inc.’s iconic ‘Spaceship’ campus are leaving the project after negotiations over their continued involvement broke down,” Nathan Donato-Weinstein reports for The Silicon Valley Business Journal.
“The joint venture of DPR Construction Inc. and Skanska USA ‘will transition completely off the project in the next several weeks,’ according to an internal email sent to Skanska employees, which I reviewed this week,” Donato-Weinstein reports. “The news comes weeks after I first reported that Apple was bringing on Rudolph & Sletten to complete the interior buildout on the main ring-shaped building — a job many expected DPR/Skanska to do. At that time, DPR and Skanska were still expected to finish the main structure, or ‘core and shell.'”
“But in the end, that was not to be,” Donato-Weinstein reports. “It’s unclear who will take on DPR/Skanska’s scope of work on Apple Campus 2. One suggestion from two industry sources, which is unconfirmed, is that Holder Construction will replace the joint venture on the core and shell. Atlanta-based Holder, which has done data center work for Apple in the past, was in recent weeks brought in to oversee the central plant and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems — a huge job.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hey, Tim, check in with the Shirk Brothers. Maybe Apple’s number will come up in the drawing tomorrow morning.